The Indiana Department of Education has named Tamara Markey of the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township as the 2019 Teacher of the Year. She teaches pre-engineering at the McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology.

Markey is a graduate of Purdue University with her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and her Masters in Engineering Technology Education. She first began her teaching career at Lawrence Township’s Fall Creek Valley Middle School. Markey also serves as a member of the District’s Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics Coalition Task Force, a faculty advisory for the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentoring Program, and a member of the Graduation Pathways committee. In addition, she is a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow and a Project Lead the Way Instructor. Prior to teaching, Markey was an engineer with Amoco Oil and BP Pipelines. As the 2019 Teacher of the Year, Tamara Markey will represent Indiana in the National Teacher of the Year Competition.